Dancer's Spotlight: Meg Trollan
Aug. 21, 2012
Meg Trollan is a Senior at N.C. State with a double major in Spanish and International Studies. Meg will be graduating in May of 2013 and hopes to work in an International and Spanish-speaking field, and has a special interest in the fashion industry. She hopes to continue her work with the Raleigh based online clothing boutique vestique.com started by former dance team member Caroline King and co-owner Morgan Lashley. She also hopes to one day have the opportunity to dance for an NFL pro cheerleading team and to be a collegiate dance team coach herself. Meg is from Hickory, NC, where she grew up dancing at Ann Freeman Dance Academy since the age of 5. She has been competing at the state and national levels since the fourth grade and prides herself on having a mentality of 'team over self.' She began performing solos at the age of 13 and took pointe, ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and hip-hop on a weekly basis. She received platinum recognition and over-all awards for small and large group numbers while dancing for AFDA. She had the opportunity to attend many conventions growing up including JUMP where she took classes from Tabatha & Napolean and Shane Sparks, amongst other renowned choreographers. She was a member of the Elite modern group at AFDA who earned the title 'Champion of Champions' at the annual CDM competition two years in a row, in 2008 and 2009, which she claims was her biggest accomplishment as a collaborative team effort prior to collegiate competition. Meg auditioned and was selected for the team in the spring of 2009 as a senior in high school and has been a member of the red team since her freshman year. She has competed on the nationals floor for N.C. State in Daytona Beach, Florida but her true love is dancing for the Wolfpack at N.C. State football and basketball games. She was Hickory High School's Varsity Cheerleading Captain as a senior and attributes her love and technique in pom to her cheer experience. Meg believes her time and commitment to the dance team has been the most demanding, rewarding, exciting, and comforting experience of her life thus far and wouldn't trade the lessons she's learned and the friends she's made for anything in the world. She fully expects to stay in touch with her girl friends she has made on the team and plans to give back to the program as much as possible following graduation. Meg would like to thank her parents Vince and Suzanne, brother Jim, extended family members, sponsors, friends, teammates and coaches for the wonderful past four years for all their support, criticism, lessons, quality time, and love. GO WOLFPACK!